[Macau] Review: MGM Cotai Hotel 美獅美高梅
Over the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants festivities last month, I had the chance to stay at MGM Cotai for the first time! Opened in 2018, MGM Cotai is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. The hotel looks like a glittering jewel box at night and offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, spa, retail shops and restaurants. We were definitely impressed by the grandeur of MGM Cotai from the exclusive Emerald Lobby check in area to our spacious suite and luxurious details in the room - trust me, we didn’t want to leave!
There are actually two lobbies at MGM Cotai - the "regular" Lion Lobby and the Emerald Lobby (shown here below) which is reserved for the more high end room types. It was definitely more luxe and exclusive at the Emerald Lobby which was adorned with lavish art pieces.
With three major room types (Resort Rooms, Resort Suites and Skylofts), we got to stay in a very spacious Resort Suite with separate living and dining areas! The marble bathroom has a walk-in rain and steam shower, separate bathtub, and double vanities. What I love the most are the smart control panels located in each area where you can control lighting and heat just for that area (for example, you can turn on the heating bar for the bath towels right before you shower on the bathroom control panel).
The bed and the linens were super comfortable which made it really hard to leave the bed.
Instead of good old plugged-in telephones, you get cellphones where you can make calls to the reception and also control the settings in the room.
For breakfast, hotel guests can eat the breakfast buffet at Coast but we chose to eat in the room for even more comfort. I found out that I could actually order the breakfast via the TV in the room, so I chose the Portuguese breakfast which consisted high quality versions of the most popular Macau street food classics such as the pork chop bun and Portuguese egg tarts!
As you walk into the center of MGM Cotai, your breath will be taken away by the sprawling atrium called the Spectacle. The area comprises of permanent indoor LED screens which showcases an array of digital art collected from around the globe including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites of China. The digital art highlights the element of nature, art, music, language, and culture for guests to discover the world by inspiring them to perceive it in a different way. Spa, gym and pool are available onsite but we didn't get to use them this time.
A total of 9 dining concepts are located in MGM Cotai serving both local and international cuisines. The most notable ones are the concepts consulted by world-renowned celebrity chefs such as Aji, Grill 58 and Janice Wong.
Aji is the first authentic Nikkei restaurant in Macau by Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura of Maido in Lima, Peru (currently #7 on World's 50 Best Restaurants). Full review here.
Grill 58 is consulted by Chef Mauro Colagreco of 3* Mirazur in Menton, France. The restaurant is must-go for meat lovers around the world.
Janice Wong MGM is a modern pastry shop offering a full-blown desserts experience along with one of the biggest chocolate fountains in the world!
Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, MacauTel: +853 8806 8888
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